1960 Models



Omaha, Nebraska's Frontier Homes Corporation was at the forefront of the mobile home industry in the early 1960s. Their revolutionary FRONTIER 200, a 10' wide rig, featured unique "swing out" extensions that created a huge 14 x 14 foot center living room. 


On the FRONTIER 200 interior were several slanted walls. The front kitchen had a diagonal twin-bowl sink unit with angled overhead cabinets. 
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The FIFTH AVENUE model, built by the Skyline Coach Company of Elkhart, Indiana.
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One can almost hear the cha-cha-cha music playing at this festive mobile home housewarming party!
Drawing from the Sarasota Journal
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The promotional buzzword for Skyline's 10 by 50 foot FIFTH AVENUE model was SLANT...as in "kitchen". The rig featured an angled bar and sink fixture which jutted into the living area. This provided ample space for the kitchen's custom 4-chair dinette. Other features included an 11 cubic foot refrigerator, available in yellow, turquoise, pink or white. The cathedral ceiling living room had wall-to-wall carpeting (keep in mind that house trailers of the era were usually floored entirely with linoleum).
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Arrowhead Trailers, in Southern California, had manufactured travel-type rigs for several years when -in 1960- they ventured into the mobile home market. Their PARK MANOR DELUXE TENWIDE model came in four different floor plans; three being 50 footers and one being the "super-size" 55 foot unit.
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The floor plan of the "center kitchen" rig was a unique one. The living room of the unit was at its back end. The only problem with this plan is its apparent lack of closet space. There was a small one in the bedroom, whose built-in vanity was a bit too large in comparison to the closet. Apparently, the only other closet was a small linen cabinet in the bathroom.
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